Anniversary's of sorts

Friday, September 10, 2010

This has been a crazy week. Although it was shorter work wise, it sure felt like the work week took forever to end!

I've upped my workouts to six days a week, so today is my rest day. Which is strange, I feel weird not working out, but I resisted, since I know my body needs rest.

After work my kids went to their dad's so I took advantage of free time and went and got a pedicure, it was fabulous!

Tomorrow my boyfriend and I are going to help finish a "Man Cave" for a soldier who lost his leg in the war. He and his family were awarded a home, so we are helping put the finishing touches on their house. I'm super excited and especially more so, I feel like it is so significant since it's 9/11. I had my first child nine days after the attacks on the World Trade Center- what a scary feeling bringing a child in to the world right after such a horrific tragedy. I'm honored that I get to work on this soldiers home and give a little back to those to fight for our freedom.

Tomorrow also is the four month anniversary of my mother's death. It hasn't gotten any easier, it's still surreal to me for sure. I know she would be proud of me though and the positive changes I have been making in my life.
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    What a wonderful and positive way to commemorate 9-11. My mother died when I was young, and I remember how surreal it seemed when everything stayed the same, as if nothing had happened. Perhaps you could develop a ritual to honor her. You are in my thoughts.
    2813 days ago
    Glad that you're focusing on the positives and doing so many good things lately. Take care of YOU! Love, Dawn emoticon
    2814 days ago
    I was just talking with a woman I met today, and her mom died 2 years ago. I was telling her about my mom being gone for over 3 years, and suddenly she just got tears in her eyes as she told me about hers. I know for me, sometimes I still don't fathom that she's gone (and I get teary when I talk about it sometimes, too), so I know what you mean, especially after this short time that she's been gone. No matter how young or old, sick for a long or short time, it's never okay that our moms aren't with us anymore. I started this journey partly because of the lessons I learned through her death, and I know she would be so happy to have given that gift to me. Lots of hugs to you tomorrow for all that you've been through and all you're doing. I'm glad you got time to do something nice for yourself, too!
    2815 days ago
    Thank you for letting me know!
    2815 days ago
    Sarah, Barb on the Yellow Amazon Warriors recently lost her mother and I am sure she would share some thoughts with you. I hope it gets better for you and you certainly are filling your life with loving kindness that would make her very proud.
    2816 days ago
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